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The Unseen Seen: When film reels aren’t preserved perfectly, it makes them all the more interesting to photograph

  15.04.13 3:40pm

When photographer Reiner Riedler began shooting film reels and negatives, he veered away from capturing the content of movies, focusing his lens instead on the stories the reels themselves told. His creative playground, Berlin’s Deutsche Kinemathek film archive, housed hundreds of thousands of films spanning decades. When travel and archiving failed to preserve the reels perfectly, it was good news for Riedler. Rips, scratches and imperfections made the reels all the more interesting to photograph. His travelling exhibition, The Unseen Seen, opens at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week as part of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The Post’s Teddy Wilson spoke with Riedler from Vienna about his magnum opus exhibition

Read more here: http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/movies/the-unseen-seen-when-film-reels-arent-preserved-perfectly-it-makes-them-all-the-more-interesting-to-photograph